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Sunset at the farm at Capitol Reef
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A truly unique experience at a National Park is… picking fruit? Yes, you can pick fruit at Capitol Reef National Park. Read these two articles on detailed information on how to pick your own fruit here. P.S. It is peach season and up next is pears.

Plan To Visit Capitol Reef National Park During Harvesttime

Those are some of the tasty treasures that await you at Capitol Reef National Park, and they’re yours for the pickin’. There also are some almond and walnut trees in historic Fruita, a settlement dating to 1880 when Mormon missionaries …

Publish Date: 04/16/2010 0:02

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/04/plan-visit-capitol-reef-national-park-during-harvesttime5647

Pick Peaches in Capitol Reef National Park | Bryce Canyon | NileGuide

Fruit harvest is in full swing at Capitol Reef National Park. Home of the Park system’s oldest and largest fruit orchards, the delicious crops are available to the public for picking throughout the season. What’s in season right now? …

Publish Date: 08/23/2010 18:28

http://www.nileguide.com/destination/blog/bryce-canyon-national-park/2010/08/24/pick-peaches-in-capitol-reef-national-park/

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We all love our dogs and want only the best for them. However, our furry friends need help in knowing what is safe and what isn’t. Rattlesnakes attract dogs with their movements and it is our job to keep our pets safe by teaching them what to do if they see a rattlesnake. Here are some articles on how to train your dog.

Rattlesnake Aversion Training | DOGGIE STEPS Dog Training

BEST DOG ON THE BLOCK Dog Tips Rattlesnake Aversion Trainingby Mark Siebel – Owner – DOGGIE STEPS Dog TrainingDogs are man’s best friend…NOT rattlesnakes.

Publish Date: 03/31/2010 8:10

http://doggiestepsdogtraining.com/blog/?p=61

Lowering the Risk of Rattlesnake Bites in Dogs

There are a few ways to prepare before you and your dog head out on the trail in rattlesnake country. These tips can help prevent a bite.

Publish Date: 05/12/2010 14:23

http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/lowering-the-risk-of-rattlesnake-bites-in-dogs

Snake Bite Safety for Dogs on Camping Hikes: Snake Bite Safety for

… especially in a new place to explore, however, our loveable pups are notorious for ferreting out snakes in the outdoors. Campers and hikers who learn a few tips on avoiding snakes and handling snake bites in dogs may save a dog’s

Publish Date: 04/05/2010 22:02

http://dogs.suite101.com/article.cfm/camping-with-your-dog

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Hiking – Tips for a Great Hike with Your Dog

Bears in North America: Black or Brown?

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Bradley Fork at the Smokemont Campground in th...
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“Looking for an excuse to take a hike? Then head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and help rangers identify the locations of ash trees in the park.

During an upcoming stretch of Saturdays park biologists will be working to collect data and map locations of ash trees in parts of the park. And they’d be happy to have your help.

The dates to choose from are: Saturday August 28 (at Smokemont Campground in N.C.), Saturday September 11 (at Oconaluftee in N.C.), Saturday September 25 (at Deep Creek in N.C.), or Saturday, October 2 (at a location to be determined in Tennessee). On each of these dates the scheduled field activity will run from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.” Click here for more information on this opportunity.

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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

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Sunset at Appalachian Trail

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
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Mammoth Lakes is known for its great winter sports but come summer don’t expect all the festivities to end. There are plenty of things to do here during the summer ranging from hiking to mountain biking. They have an array of mountain biking trails including some recently opened trails. So check out these articles and have a great time!

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – An Overview of Summer Mountain Biking

What is the Mammoth Mountain bike park? Find out the details, how to get the best deal, and come explore one of the best places in the US to develop and challenge your mountain biking skills!

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 21:53

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/mammoth-mountain-bike-park-an-overview-of-summer-mountain-biking-at-mammoth-mountain/

Mammoth Lakes Mountain Biking – June 20, 2010 – Amazing Sights

Mammoth Lakes is a fantastic place for a bike ride in the spring & summer! View pictures and see what it is like to ride the trails in Mammoth Lakes!

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 13:16

http://www.skianything.com/2010/06/mammoth-lakes-mountain-biking-%E2%80%93-june-20-2010-%E2%80%93-amazing-sights-beautiful-weather/

Mammoth Mountain & Mountain Lakes Biking At the Mammoth Bike Park

The Mammoth Mountain bike park at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes is starting to open up more trails now that the slopes are closed for summer skiing. As of yesterday, July 5th, Mammoth Mountain bid farewell to the ski season, …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 16:46

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Mammoth Lakes Biking At the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – Awesome

Enjoy scenic views and an awesome adrenaline rush at the Mammoth Mountain bike park all summer! View photos and read the trail report for the Mammoth Mountain bike park now!

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 22:10

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/mammoth-lakes-biking-at-the-mamoth-mountain-bike-park-awesome-ride-on-july-7-2010/

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If you happen to be in the Mammoth area, try a hike to Devils Postpile. The hike to this great columnar basalt formation is great for families and if you keep going, you’ll hit Rainbow Falls. Here are some articles on visiting Devils Postpile.

Hiking the Devil’s Postpile | Modern Hiker

An under 6-mile trail in Devil’s Postpile National Monument. This is spectacular Sierra scenery all around, with the Wild and Scenic San Joaquin River, several waterfalls, and the Postpile itself – an exquisite example of columnnar …

Publish Date: 06/08/2010 10:43

http://www.modernhiker.com/2010/06/08/hiking-the-devils-postpile/

Devils Postpile National Monument (California)

Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot Rainbow Falls, and the pristine mountain scenery. The Devils Postpile formation is a …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 9:09

http://newmexiken.com/2010/07/devils-postpile-national-monument-california/

The Devil Postpile National Monument (1952) by Richard J

Devils Postpile National Monument geology, map, and administration. Written by Richard J. Hartesveldt, 1952.

Publish Date: 05/06/2007 21:48

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/devil_postpile/

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One of my favorite places to visit is Bristlecone Pine Forest. Hiking through the oldest living beings, you get a sense of wonder and awe as to how these trees manage to live in conditions that seem to defy life. Unfortunately, a few trees were burned during a fire a few years ago, which goes to show that even these ancient trees are not immortal.  So if you have a chance, take a day to explore Bristlecone Pine Forest for yourself and get a look at the oldest living tree, Methuselah.

The Bristelcone Pine Forests In Big Pine California – Absolutely

The Bristlecone Pine Forest in Big Pine, California is one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. When you visit you’ll be in the presence of what are likely to be the oldest living things on earth. While they are not anywhere …

Publish Date: 07/22/2010 14:42

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/the-bristelcone-pine-forests-in-big-pine-california-absolutely-stunning-sights/

Olive Ike King: Methuselah Trail, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Turn left on the White Mountain Road, which is clearly signed to the Bristlecone Pine Forest. Follow this paved road 10 miles until you find the turn off and parking lot to the Schulman Grove Visitor Center. Park here. …

Publish Date: 06/15/2010 13:42

http://www.oliveikeking.com/2010/06/methuselah-trail-ancient-bristlecone.html

California Destination Guide: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center Drive up to the 10000 foot level of the white mountains of in east central California and you will find the earth’s oldest living inhabitant “Methuselah”, at 4767 year old Bristlecone Pine. …

Publish Date: 02/22/2008 6:35

http://californiadaytrips.blogspot.com/2008/02/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest.html

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Attention all those near Milepost 384 on the Blue Ridge Parkway: This Thursday is Family Night hosted by the park rangers at the visitor center. Registration is required. Here is the article with more details on this fun event.

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Mesa Verde National Park is unique in that it is not one to conserve nature but rather human work and it was the first national park that preserved the works of humans. This awe-inspiring national park is not one to be missed. Take a trip and discover some of the culture told in these cliff dwellings.

Traveler’s Checklist: Mesa Verde National Park | National Parks

Situated on the Colorado Plateau in southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde offers a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique cultural and physical landscape. Mesa Verde National Park, which was established in 1906 as the first national …

Publish Date: 05/17/2010 1:55

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/05/travelers-checklist-mesa-verde-national-park5845

Mesa Verde National Park – New 2010 Visitor Experiences<br>in Mesa

Mesa Verde National Park joins with its partner, the nonprofit Mesa Verde Institute to provide visitors with new opportunities and experiences in the park this season. These three new hikes include a day-long hike to Spring House, …

Publish Date: 04/23/2010 15:41

http://www.nps.gov/meve/parknews/10_02_veops_2010.htm

Mesa Verde National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Some 600 ‘cliff dwellings’ have been recorded within Mesa Verde National Park, including the famous multi-storey ones such as Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Square Tower House, built of sandstone and mud mortar, and an additional 4100 …

Publish Date: 04/23/2009 9:44

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/27

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